All this was pictured in Sunderland in 1959: Take a look and see how much Wearside has changed

A senior politician, water ski-ing at Whitburn and a star in action all made the Sunderland news in 1959.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 7:00 am
Prime Minister Harold Macmillian visits Sunderland in January 1959.
Prime Minister Harold Macmillian visits Sunderland in January 1959.

And we have got the photos to illustrate it. Here is a selection of images from Wearside taken 61 years ago and they show how much the town has changed.

What are your memories of Sunderland back then and do you remember these scenes?

But why not take a look for yourself and then get in touch to tell us more.

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Action during the game between Sunderland Reserves and Hull Reserves at Roker Park in January 1959, with Ambrose Fogarty featuring.
The view at Penshaw Village in May 1959.
Back to February 1959 for this view at Castletown. Remember when it looked like this?
Deptford Power Station in July 1959.
The new washery, capable of dealing with up to 275 tons of coal an hour, is pictured at Silksworth pit in 1959.
Water ski-ing at Whitburn in August 1959.
A diesel train enters Cox Green station in May 1959.
Tunstall Village Green in July 1959.
The bridge which links Cox Green with Barmston. Has this scene changed much?
Farringdon School in September 1959.
Villette Road in September 1959. Remember this?
The Nordic Heron is launched in March 1959.
Hylton Paper Mills pictured 61 years ago.
Pallion Trading Estate in May 1959. Did you work there?
If these photo bring back happy memories, we would love to hear about them. Email [email protected] and tell us more.